This year Aloe Caravans will not be exhibiting at the Beeld Holiday show (21-24 Feb 2019). If you are traveling from out of town and still want to view our Caravans and Motorhomes, please contact us to arrange a viewing at our factory in Boksburg. We will be open Saturday and Sunday, please book an appointment.


What is "off-road"

Aloe Caravans strives to create the best “off-road” caravans and motorhomes on the market, and this begs the question, what does “off-road” mean?

For someone living in the urban jungle of highways and paved driveways, their definition of “off-road” could mean driving on a sand road detour around road-works. For someone living on a farm plot or agricultural holdings, their definition of off-road is far more extreme.

When ordering an Aloe Caravans vehicle, we want to understand your requirements for off-roading as part of our design phase before production. We have devised a grading system to help you in this process of identifying your off-road needs.

Grade 1

  • Tow vehicles or Motorhome with 2x4 capability would be recommended for this grade. No low range would be needed, and suspension can be set to highway comfort with vehicle speeds of 80km/h or higher
  • Typical roads would include tar roads and graded/maintained flat sand roads with minimal loose stones or rocks.

Grade 2

  • Tow vehicles or Motorhome with 4x4 capability (permanent or selectable) would be recommended for this grade. No low range would be needed, and typical vehicle speed between 50km/h and 80km/h would be suitable for challenging gravel roads.
  • Typical roads would include gravel roads with moderate sand, loose rocks or stones, muddy conditions or uneven/bumpy sand roads.
  • This is the standard grade on all Aloe Caravans, and upgrades to higher grades can be purchased.

Grade 3

  • Tow vehicles or Motorhome with 4x4 capability (permanent) would be recommended for this grade. Low range would be recommended, and typical vehicle speed no higher than 60km/h would be suitable for challenging gravel roads.
  • Typical roads would include gravel roads with deep or thick sand, deep mud, steep gradients with loose stones and moderate water crossing (below caravan door height).

Grade 4

  • Tow vehicles or Motorhome with 4x4 capability (permanent) would be needed for this grade. Low range would be required, and typical vehicle speed will be no higher than 40km/h on challenging gravel roads. 4x4 recovery techniques and equipment, and off-road suspension would be recommended. Locking differentials and raised suspension (ground clearance) would be recommended. Under vehicle skid plates would be recommended.
  • Typical roads would include Grade 3 level roads, as well as extremely uneven roads or roads with loose boulders.

Grade 5

  • Tow vehicles or Motorhome with 4x4 capability (permanent) would be needed for this grade. Low range would be required. 4x4 recovery techniques and equipment, and off-road suspension would be required. Locking differentials and raised suspension (ground clearance) would be required. Under vehicle skid plates would be required.
  • Typical roads would include Grade 4 level roads, with the most extreme conditions nature has to offer. This grade would also include high water crossings (higher than door height on the caravan).

If there is a level not suited to your needs, or you require a composite of requirements across the grades, we are happy to accommodate most requirements.